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Paul G. Kauper

Paul G. Kauper taught at the University of Michigan Law School, 1936-1974.

Date of Birth: 1907
Date of Death: 1974


Paul G. Kauper was born in Richmond, Indiana. He earned his undergraduate degree at Earlham College in 1929 and a law degree from the University of Michigan in 1932. After graduating he served as a research assistant at the Law School until 1934 when he joined the firm of White and Case in New York City as a junior associate. In 1936 he returned to the University of Michigan as an assistant professor and in 1939 was promoted to associate professor.

From 1942 to 1945 he was on leave as attorney for the Pan American Petroleum and Transport company. After his return he was promoted to full professor in 1946. Kauper was named the Henry M. Butzel Professor of Law in May 1965.

Kauper was a nationally recognized authority on constitutional issues, particularly in the areas of civil liberties and church-state relations. He was an advisor to the Michigan Constitutional Convention of 1961-1962.

Kauper died May 22, 1974.

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Oral History

Board of Regents Memoir

*   "Paul Kauper: Memoir" Proceedings of the Board of Regents (1954-1957). 879.

Memorials & Tributes:

*    Fleming, Robben W. "A Tribute to Paul Kauper" 73 Mich. L. Rev. 2 (1974-1975)

*    Kamisar, Yale. "Kauper's 'Judicial Examination of the Accused' Forty Years Later--Some Comments on a Remarkable Article", 73 Mich. L. Rev. 15 (1974-1975).

*    Memorial Resolution by the University of Michigan Law Faculty. "Paul G. Kauper", 73 Mich. L. Rev. 1 (1974-1975).

*    Nannes, John M., Libin, Jerome B., and Gressman Eugene. "Paul G. Kauper: As Remembered by His Students" 73 Mich. L. Rev. 5 (1974-1975)

Law Quadrangle Notes Articles

*    "Professor Paul G. Kauper Dies at Age Sixty-Six," 18 L. Quadrangle Notes 1-2 (Spring, 1974).

*    "Prof. Kauper named Henry Russel Lecturer," 15 L. Quadrangle Notes 5 (Winter, 1971).

*     "Prof. Paul Kauper Honored By Heidelberg University," 14 L. Quadrangle Notes 2-3 (Spring, 1970).

*    "Paul Kauper Is Named to Butzel Professorship", 9 L. Quadrangle Notes 4 (August, 1965).

*    "Paul Kauper Reappointed to Butzel Professorship", 17 L. Quadrangle Notes 5 (Fall, 1972).

*    "Paul Kauper Honored for Legal Contributions", 18 L. Quadrangle Notes 3 (Fall, 1973).

*    "Words in Memory of Paul G. Kauper", 19 L. Quadrangle Notes 1 (Fall, 1974).

*    "Professorship Named for Paul Kauper", 22 L. Quadrangle Notes 2 (Spring, 1978).



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